Interviews conducted at their homes?

In the last few weeks, several of our Collegewise students have been invited to attend their college interviews at the interviewers’ homes. Not surprisingly, many families have some reluctance sending their teenager to a stranger’s home. But they also don’t want to do anything that would reflect negatively on the student’s candidacy.

It’s certainly not standard interview operating procedure to invite a student to the home. That doesn’t necessarily mean such an invitation is a signal of inappropriate behavior, but it’s not common practice and generally not something colleges endorse. If you’re presented with a similar scenario and would like some guidance on how to navigate it, here’s a past post with my recommendations.